Stereo Cabinet

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Project by Andy Hauman posted 10-24-2020 06:04 PM 1250 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love the old stereo consoles of the ‘60s and ‘70s. The original one was quite dated and had a few parts that weren’t worth repairing. I convinced my wife to let me build a better looking one. This is made from white oak and finished with Minwax Toung Oil Finish. I know some of you are probably cringing about that, but I’ve found it to be a very pleasant finish. It goes on easy and looks decent. This was my first project with white oak. I understand now why I should use a grain sealer before finishing.

The original turntable and speakers were salvaged from the old unit, but the amp had to be replaced. I installed an outlet inside the unit to power the individual components. I’m fairly happy with how it turned out.

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Randy M.

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#1 posted 10-24-2020 06:33 PM

Nice rework, I also recently finished and the 60 design characteristics are nice. Was great you were able to repurpose some of the other materials

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#2 posted 10-24-2020 08:02 PM

Nice looking cabinet. I love anything that plays music.

-- Pax - Maryland

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#3 posted 10-24-2020 10:35 PM

A beautiful piece of furniture, very clean and crisp design and build.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 10-25-2020 11:27 AM

Beautiful cabinet, nice design and build, and the wood grain pattern selection is great.

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#5 posted 10-25-2020 05:49 PM

Nice work and clean joinery!!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#6 posted 10-26-2020 02:59 AM

Well done. I like the retro look.

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#7 posted 10-26-2020 03:26 AM

Are those speaker grilles on the ends? If so, did you also reuse the original speakers? While reusing the original turntable is great to keep it out of the landfill, if you value your vinyl collection, you might want to consider an upgrading the turntable. If you’re happy with it as is, probably best not to stack albums on the spindle, not really the best way to handle the records. Is there enough room on that shelf to hold albums? Seems like that would be an ideal location for your most commonly played albums. Nice build by the way, by not having an opening top, you do get to use the top for display/storage.

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